since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

out-of-date (2)

This page is about the idiom out-of-date (2)

Meaning: If something like a passport or a credit card is out-of-date, it cannot be used anymore because the period during which it was valid is over.

For example:

  • I have to get a new driver's licence because the one I've got will be out-of-date next month.

  • I'm sorry sir, but your credit card is out-of-date. Do you have another one?

This idiom has another meaning, and you can see it by clicking "Previous" above.

Quick Quiz:

My membership card for the fitness centre is out-of-date, so I have to

a. borrow my friend's card

b. wait until it's up-to-date

c. renew my membership

Idiom of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey